Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, I quickly became a global citizen at age seventeen and have lived, worked and traveled all over the world since then. In the past decades, I've been fortunate enough to work in Europe, South America, Southeast Asia and the US.

Most recently, I wrote and directed an original 6-part documentary series for Disney/ MAKER Studios called “Defining Beauty” which premiered on Verizon’s Go90 platform in Spring of 2016. Between 2011 and 2016, I have also directed six 90-minute biographies on master landscape designers for The Cultural Landscape Foundation, and am currently working on a new film on art and the land with funding through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and a Philadelphia Foundation grant.

My past television credits include founding Producer of Bravo's "Inside the Actors Studio" which received a Cable Ace award and Emmy nomination. I also helped create a pilot series for Comedy Central ("Music Shorts" with host Debi Mazar) through Broadway Video Entertainment, and was Writer/Producer/Director of "Connections: Preserving America's Landscape Legacy," narrated by Angela Lansbury and broadcast on PBS stations across America.

My documentary, "René & I," (2004) first aired as a commercial-free hour with top ratings on NBC. The feature film version (2005) won two Audience Awards, a Human Rights Award and an Honorable Mention at international film festivals. Since 2006, the film continues in worldwide distribution through the Center for Jewish Film (US) and Doc n' Co (Worldwide).

In collaboration with Patrick Stewart Productions, my latest theatrical release, "It's Better to Jump," (fall of 2013) won six Best Documentary Awards at international film festivals, as well as the 2014 MPAC Media Trailblazer Award for social justice. It aired on Al Jazeera in January 2015, and is in worldwide distribution through Cinema Libre Studios (Los Angeles).

From 2011 to the present, I've been directing and producing an on-going series of feature-length documentaries on renowned landscape architects for The Cultural Landscape Foundation in Washington, D.C. To date, five films have been completed.

Some prior work includes creating the permanent centerpiece film for the Hall of Planet Earth at the American Museum of Natural History, a series of interactive videos for Universal Studios/Disney World, and a traveling exhibit film on Indonesia for the Smithsonian Institute (with New Vision Communications).

In theater, I was Associate Producer of "Raffi on Broadway" at the Gershwin Theatre, made for the Disney Channel and MCA Home Video and worked with legendary music Producer, Phil Ramone. I went on to produce and direct two more star-studded musical tributes at the Hudson Theatre (one honoring Liza Minnelli and the other honoring Mr. Ramone). My work has also led me to conduct dozens of celebrity interviews that have aired on E! and Access Hollywood.

For web, I wrote an original bi-lingual comedy series for MAKER Studios in Los Angeles called "Si! Es I, Pepe!" (2011). I've scripted for TV and film and have produced scores of large-scale multimedia projects for commercial and corporate clients as well as entertainment venues.

I hold a BA in Critical Theory and Feminist Studies from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA where I received a two-year grant to write an undergraduate thesis in Paris, France (Univ. de Paris VIII). After graduating, I worked as an educational advisor for the US Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia followed by a one-year internship with a BBC director in France.

I am a published and award-winning author of fiction. I speak French, Spanish and Italian, hold both US and European citizenships and currently reside in the sunny, polyglot suburbs of Los Angeles.